311. Implied condition and undertaking on letting of certain small houses.

In certain contracts for the letting of a house1 in Wales for human habitation, there is implied, notwithstanding any stipulation to the contrary:

(1)     a condition that the house is fit for human habitation2 at the commencement of the tenancy3; and

(2)     an undertaking that the house will be kept by the landlord4 fit for human habitation during the tenancy5.

The condition and undertaking are so implied if the rent does not exceed the following amounts6:


    (a)     where the contract was made before 31 July 1923:


      (i)     in the case of premises situated in London7, £40;


      (ii)     in the case of premises